The luxury of eating out in restaurants can be overwhelming ” even to our bodies. Often do we see restaurants and fast food chains put up a list of the nutritional value of items on their menus, but how assured are we that the calorie count or numbers are as accurate as the real thing?
The foodies today are somewhat divided about their calorie intake, some may still opt to go for delicious yet high in calorie meals, and some choose to go the healthier direction. Health buffs are usually the ones that are most conscious about the nutritional value of the meals that they want to order. Some may think that because it is not fried in oil, it is less in calorie count, or because it is filled with lots of veggies it is always healthy. We often resort to checking what these food shops posted on their websites, looking at the calorie count of each meal on their menu. Simple as it sounds, we tend to order with the least in numbers on the calorie aspect. True enough, most of these food shops are honest enough about what they put on the list, but others seem to cover the bigger numbers with moderate ones.
It’s scary to think about ordering what we think is healthy, but in reality, it is not. I guess you’ll never know until experts tell you so. You probably wouldn’t mind the numbers if they were short of 2 digit numbers, but what’s shocking about this is most of the calorie counts were way off the mark, speaking of hundreds, even a thousand more calories short of what was labeled on their websites. Our body fats would definitely be shocked with that report. Experts say it maybe has something to do with who prepares and how the food is prepared. Some restaurants with men behind the kitchen doors tend to have a little unstable calorie count because ingredients are mostly made from scratch and prepared manually. Unlike in fast food chains that everything is ready to cook, ingredients provided only by limited resources and mostly machine operated. The amount of ingredients being added is controlled, thus making the calorie count more stable and accurate.
But this is not always the case. We do not really know how our meals are made and everything constitute the meals. These businesses would not say bad things about their products, only using beautiful words to make some business. It’s for customers to find out and know what’s best for their health. You should not expect anything less than 500 calories when eating at a restaurant, more so if in a fast food chain. Well, actually you can, by not consuming everything on your plate. Eating is a mind game; you should know how to control it. If a burger, fries, and softdrink totals to 1000 calories, you can make it less by sharing it with someone and only eating half of it, so you only get 500 calories of the total 1000.
Calorie listings should be able to let the customers know what they are getting. It shouldn’t just be for business promotion and the like. After all, no secrets remain in the chambers, especially when it comes to food.